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Russian Drought Seen in Satellite Data

The massive wildfires taking a toll on Russians lives and air quality are in part due to the extreme drought plaguing the area. The extent and intensity of this drought can be seen in vegetation stress data from the NOAA AVHRR satellite sensor. By measuring accumulated vegetative stress over periods of time, it is possible to estimate the drought conditions. This global composite of the vegetation drought index was taken over the course of August 4-11, 2010.

Russian Drought Seen in Satellite Data
 
 
Referral:More information on satellite monitoring of vegetation and drought
Copyright:National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Keywords:drought, AVHRR, POES, Russia, wildfire, 2010.08.12

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